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The chemistry of the world's oceans is changing at a rate not seen for 65 million years, with far-reaching implications for marine biodiversity and food security, according to a new United Nations study released Thursday.
Originally posted by WhizPhiz
Nice find Raja, thanks for sharing. This report is very disturbing indeed, especially considering it came from the UN. I love my seafood, so I hope this isn't as bad as it sounds....oh, and what's the bet this is linked to BP's mass dispersal of chems into the gulf? Nah...
Originally posted by BrainGarden
Do you think this has anything to do with synthia ?
The rumour is that it is mutating everything that it
comes in contact with.
The oceans are alkaline and may become more neutral, but they cannot become acidic because they are buffered by dissolved calcium.
In other words, “acidification” of the oceans is a physical impossibility and, therefore, it cannot be a “threat to marine life”.
Importantly, the degree of neutralisation of the oceans from increased atmospheric carbon dioxide is too small to be measured. Indeed, if atmospheric carbon dioxide concentration were to quadruple then the change to ocean surface layer pH would be within the existing variations (both spatial and temporal) of ocean pH.
Simply, the “ocean acidification” scare is a daft fall-back position being adopted by ‘greens’ now the ‘global warming’ scare is ending.